Entries Tagged as 'Holly'

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

The Holly – Part II

Deck The Halls! by Caro Wallis This is the second post in a two-post series on Hollies.  You can read the first post here. Holly requires a moist but well drained moderately fertile, humus rich and slightly acid soil. They will grow in sun or part shade but for best berry production, most compact growth […]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

The Holly – Part I

Holly and snow by Tambako the Jaguar This is the season when holly (ilex) is almost king. Who doesn’t love to see the shiny, dark leaves with the red (and black) and sometimes white, orange or yellow berried shrubs and trees? It is probably the most colorful plant in the late fall and winter season. […]

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Christmas Themed Plants

TheGardenLady received this question from Sally: Are there any other Christmas themed plants other than the mistletoe? There are numerous Christmas themed plants and there is a long and interesting history of the reasons for the use of these plants during the holiday season. Many of these holiday themed plants are used in the US […]